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Glendad
Posted 2011-02-27 3:07 PM (#72874)
Subject: Our Chanel inspired sew along



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Some of us from the Sewing Guild in our area have been working on Chanel type jackets.  I have just finished up loading some pictures and articles to our blog.  Feel free to stop by.  http://chaneljacketsewalong.blogspot.com

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barbara
Posted 2011-02-27 8:02 PM (#72889 - in reply to #72874)
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glenda, is this a jacket made from pmb? what version did you use?
How do your jackets differ from your basic sloper.
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Grandma C
Posted 2011-02-27 8:40 PM (#72891 - in reply to #72874)
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I don't think I have that issue of Threads but the short cut method sounds good to me. Glenda thanks for posting this. I would so like to be that quality of sewer.
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Glendad
Posted 2011-02-28 12:44 AM (#72905 - in reply to #72889)
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"is this a jacket made from pmb? what version did you use?"

I made this from PMB 5.  I modified the neckling in editor.  This fabric stretched while I was sewing which was a good thing. I did this right after I imported my measurement from PMB 4 and discovered that I was not getting the fit I wanted but by then it was to late I had already cut out the jacket.

This jacket differs drastically from the original pattern.  Somtimes goofs turn out exceptionally well.  When I was using PMB4.  My jackets needed the shoulder pad adjustment and more ease then when I would make a shirt.

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Glendad
Posted 2011-02-28 12:48 AM (#72906 - in reply to #72891)
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Grandma C - 2011-02-27 8:40 PM I don't think I have that issue of Threads but the short cut method sounds good to me. Glenda thanks for posting this. I would so like to be that quality of sewer.

It is really not that hard.  The key to any good looking garment is getting the right fit and the cutting of the fabric.  I have made my share of mistakes.  As one of my  friends said to me, "It is only fabric."

I must admit though I am spoiled.  I work and live near Fabric Mart in Sinking Spring.  They are a mail order company.  They often have 1 and 2 dollar sales of the end of a season fabric in their brick and mortar store.  I get some beautiful fabrics. 

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Paula J
Posted 2011-09-15 11:37 AM (#77880 - in reply to #72874)
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Shout-out to Glenda on the Chanel jacket - what neck depth did you use? Mine always seems to come out higher than yours appears...Thanks!
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Glendad
Posted 2011-09-16 11:24 AM (#77897 - in reply to #72874)
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Humm,  Good question.  That pattern is on my old crashed computer and I never transferred it over to the new one.  My notes say that I used a curved v as my starting point.  I know that I took it into PE marked the waist and redrew the front neck and curved hem because what I got in PMB was not what I was looking for.   

When I do a lapel jacket I usually use a neck depth of about 18.  That seems to bring it very close to my  waist.

I am sorry I cannot offer more specifics.
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pamelac858
Posted 2011-09-16 1:10 PM (#77900 - in reply to #72874)
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Glenda,

Just curious for us Pear/A shapes. Chanel and other straight lines don't work well with our builds, so how does a sewing guild challenge accommodate other shapes? Is that part of the 'inspired' part, because there is no way a jacket like that would be wearable for me.

I LOVE jackets - yours are stunning!

Pam
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